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Published: April 11, 2018   

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After mosque vandalism, Fort Smith faith leaders are stronger together

FORT SMITH -- Members of Interfaith Fellowship are used to quiet interruptions at their monthly meeting.

Out of the mouths of babes

Kindergarteners at St. Joseph School in Conway present a dramatic Way of the Cross at the all-school Mass March 28. (Photo)

Report of pope’s denying hell’s existence said unreliable

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican said comments attributed to Pope Francis denying the existence of hell are a product of an Italian journalist’s “reconstruction” of the pope’s remarks and not a faithful transcript of the pope’s real words.

Fewer resettled refugees concern U.S. Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic leaders wrote to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 26 expressing concern for the low number of refugees to be resettled this year in the United States.

Knights of Columbus make $1 million Easter gift to Iraqi, Syrian Christians

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) -- As part of its ongoing support of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus committed more than $1 million to Iraqi and Syrian Christians for Easter.

Some saint designations inspire us to contemplate our own labels

Occasionally I find myself pondering curious things about the Catholic faith. Recently it has been thinking about the designations given to the saints, such as martyr, confessor, virgin, etc. In some cases, the designation is evident, but not always.  (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What does it mean to really love God?

“To really love God it means to serve him. To serve God you must be willing to answer and listen to him. God always answers us, but do we always ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Calligraphy became a prayer and blossomed into a full-time business

Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time. In order to pay her $800 rent and cellphone bill and $1,000 college-loan payment and also hopefully afford some food. (Columns)

All Catholic schools need a Sister Jean

The real star of the NCAA basketbal tournament wasn’t Donte DiVincenzo, who grabbed 31 points Monday night during the final game to help Villanova win the championship. It was Sister Jean. (Editorial)

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